UnderGround Forums Biggest name you've trained with..

11 days ago
7/25/12
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uniquetechnique -

I've trained with a lot of great MMA and BJJ peeps including some BJJ legends.

 

Lets see but biggest name?

Probably Rickson back in 98. For MMA would likely be BJ Penn or Robbie Lawler. I've been fortunate to train with a lot of notable MMA fighters and BJJ greats only because IMHO, it was really a small circle back then, Now they are big names..back then if you trained with them people would say that's pretty kool, nowadays they say "No way! You trained with Royler Gracie?" Or Royce? 

Probably cause I'm getting pretty old. 

Wow, hell of a list. You must have some good stories!!

11 days ago
11/29/11
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soreshins -
2breath2feel -
DontLeaveItToTheJudges -

Dawodu, guys an animal 

The German guy ?  Rolled w him few times he's ok I guess lol

Hakeem Dawodu. Trains out of Calgary, AB

Lol ok . I think zawudu or something like that is who I'm thinking of 

11 days ago
9/14/19
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Samoa -

Enson Inoue

Enson is the man !!

11 days ago
9/14/19
Posts: 496
uniquetechnique -

I've trained with a lot of great MMA and BJJ peeps including some BJJ legends.

 

Lets see but biggest name?

Probably Rickson back in 98. For MMA would likely be BJ Penn or Robbie Lawler. I've been fortunate to train with a lot of notable MMA fighters and BJJ greats only because IMHO, it was really a small circle back then, Now they are big names..back then if you trained with them people would say that's pretty kool, nowadays they say "No way! You trained with Royler Gracie?" Or Royce? 

Probably cause I'm getting pretty old. 

I'm from this era too

cool !!

11 days ago
11/24/13
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I went to a John Danaher seminar and he patted my head and told me I was doing a good job. Made me wonder if he thought I was autistic. 

11 days ago
5/7/08
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Firas Zahabi

11 days ago
7/25/12
Posts: 1931
BJTT-BigDaddy -

I went to a John Danaher seminar and he patted my head and told me I was doing a good job. Made me wonder if he thought I was autistic. 

Yes!

11 days ago
7/25/12
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MayorPirkle -

Firas Zahabi

One of the best coaches ever. 

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1/1/01
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Hard to say but if I break it down by art in case anyone is curious about a particular teacher (These were definitely teachers teaching a student lessons not "training partners"):

Gracie Jiujitsu: Helio, Carlson, Rorion, Relson, Royce, Rickson, Ryron, Rener

Sport Brazilian Jiujitsu: Marcelo Garcia, Eddie Bravo, Soneca

Wrestling: Ben Askren

Judo: Keiko Fukuda, Kodokan teachers, Jimmy Pedro, Fred Sato

Muay Thai: Chai Sirichute

Wing Chun: Francis Fong

JKD/Kali: Dan Inosanto

Aikido: Ueshiba Kisshomaru

Tae Kwon Do: Moo H. Kim

11 days ago
1/16/12
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dinkledorf -
Acidic -

Cecil Peoples lol he was funny as fuck and blind as a bat

honestly though Manny g

Manny looked so fucking strong in his prime. After TUF I thought he was going to run through everybody

He's a fucking tank. He was just not in the right weight class & wasn't as tall as listed at all. His KO over Jorge santago and Mike brown was impressive as fuck

11 days ago
2/25/09
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Gotta be Dan Quinn. Handz like Mayweather. 

11 days ago
12/10/09
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Brian Ortega

11 days ago
9/13/12
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BJTT-BigDaddy -

I went to a John Danaher seminar and he patted my head and told me I was doing a good job. Made me wonder if he thought I was autistic. 

Loooool, best response. 

11 days ago
7/20/13
Posts: 833

Attila the Hun or Achilles. Both were athletic as fuck but stank... terrible hygiene 

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12/4/08
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RDA, Beneil Dariush, Michael Chiesa, Uriah Hall, Urijah Faber, Rich Franklin, Joseph Benevidez, Antoni Hardonk, Spencer Fisher, Nick Hein, Tony Ferguson.

For famous people that arent fighters, I rolled w Guy Ritchie a few times and Sean Patrick Flanery is my buddy so many many times w him.

Best pure BJJ guy I ever rolled with was Otavio Souza.

 

11 days ago
12/14/00
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Don Frye back in the day on several occasions.  I was a total fanboy too, so it was difficult to keep from nerding out.  Probably still none other that makes me feel less macho!

11 days ago
12/22/19
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Imanari 

11 days ago
1/24/12
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Chuck Norris...not trolling 

11 days ago
1/13/11
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Matt Serra (and Pete Sell kinda)

learned from Jeff Joslin a few times at his school

John Wayne Parr taught me some tricks and I held pads for him. I think that's it as far as famous fighters go. 

 

11 days ago
1/1/01
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Forrest Griffin and Rory Singer 

Big friends with Wonderboy's family but never worked out with him. 

11 days ago
1/27/09
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Hector Lombard

Geronimo 'mo dos Santos

Chris' Haseman

Matt Hughes

Joe Slick

John Wayne Parr

Roger Gracie

 

 

 

11 days ago
8/4/10
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Kron

11 days ago
3/21/07
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Kirik -

Renzo G

Same

11 days ago
4/12/11
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My good friend The Lyger.

11 days ago
7/22/11
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I have trained at some solid gyms and along side or trained bye Both ufc fighter, k1, kunlun, cage warriors, pancrase.

 

I Never  had the honor to trade punches and kicks with any of em though...

 

im thinking they simply just not wanted any of "This" When they saw what unstoppablefraittrain I am....